Seventy-five movers and shakers from the Crossroads Venture Group Community gathered to grow the Edtech and Software industries in Connecticut. There were company showcases and presentations, an investor panel that gave live feedback to presenting companies, as well as a keynote speaker and time for both pre and post-networking.
Three strong Rising Entrepreneurs presented at this months CVG event in front of a panel of experienced and knowledgeable investors. After each presentation, investors had the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
LevelUpVillage – Amy McCooe, Co-Founder & CEO
LevelUpVillage has a mission to ignite passion, intellectual curiosity and empathy in students by combining STEAM and Global education into ongoing equality interaction on real-life projects.
Simple Bio LLC – Rajiv Pande, President
Simple Bio is creating software to simplify the design and analysis of targeted genetic tests.
Discover Video – Rich Mavrogeanes, CEO
Discover Video is providing powerful and affordable video streaming and digital media solutions to organizations of all sizes.
Presenting Companies presented to a panel of experienced investors:
Kevin Bouley, President & CEO, Nerac, Inc.
Nat Brinn, Partner, Vital Venture Capital; President, CVG State Board of Directors
Jean Hammond, Co-Founder, LearnLaunch EdTech Accelerator; Co-Founder, Golden Seeds-Boston; Member, Hub Angels & Angel Launchpad Venture Group
Doug Roth, Director of Investments, Connecticut Innovations
Immediately following the entrepreneur presentations, keynote speaker Jean Hammond, who is the co-founder of LearnLaunch EdTech Accelerator, the co-founder of Golden Seeds Boston and member of Hub Angels & LearnLaunch Venture Group, spoke on the role of human capital for growing entrepreneurs. One of Jean’s highlights was about how it’s all about the “human touch.”
“Early stage companies need human capital to assist with all aspects of growing a successful business… the search for these resources has never been more complex but there have never been more paths to try.”
We hope you will join us at our summer networking party in August!
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